A Slew of New Arrivals!

let the Right book FIND YOU!

Let the RIGHT book FIND YOU new arrivals

-7 degrees on Monday; 48 degrees on Saturday – ONLY in our beloved KC! Time to get out and in it and shake off the seasonal stiffening and malaise. Here at Prospero’s 39 we have a swell new shipment of pretty cool stuff:

THE FILM BOOK of Ralph Bakshi’s “Lord of the Rings” – Bakshi is famous for his animated live action films: my fave “Wizards” “American Pop” and the more saucy “Fritz the Cat”. His Lord of the Rings is brilliant! And we have the film book w/over 130 color pics. ($15 hardback)

NEW ART: a) Julie Blackmon’s striking, David Lyncheon, tension saturated “Domestic Vacations” ($12.95); b) Seton Smith’s nervous and sketchy “Without Warning” ($11.50); or c) Nani Marquina’s quirky domestic, textile driven photography.

MUSIC: “Lou Reed Talking in His Own Words,” ($6.50) and PBS’s “American Roots Music” w/a forward by Bonnie Raitt ($20)

SPIRITUAL/TRANSCENDENT: a) “The Nag Hammadi Library a new translation” ($9.95); b) Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero with 1,000 Faces ($9.95); c) a collection of EARLY “Christian Writings” ($5.50)

SELF IMPROVEMENT: “Stop Smoking” ($3.50) or “Going Vegetarian” ($6.50)

COOL REFERENCE: Cassidy’s 2 volume 1200 page “Dictionary of Regional English” ($29.95)

ASSORTED: a) “Route 66 the Mother Road” ($12.95); b) “Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell ($8.95); c) “The Ubiquitous Pig” a photo essay ($11.50) ; or d) “Snow Crash” by Neil Stephenson (note: this guy is SOMETHING! – a big, inventive mind!) ($8.95); Hunter S. Thompson’s “Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas” ($7.95); a couple Terry Pratchets: “The Long War” written w/Steven Baxter ($8.50) and “Snuff” ($5.50)

And I could go on and on… come see me, poke around and LET THE RIGHT BOOK FIND YOU.


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NEW evidence in JFK Assassination!

Available ONLY at Prospero's Uptown Books

JFK Groden

50 years ago today, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was executed in a hail of gunfire on Dealey Plaza in Dallas Texas.   Since that day, our nation has searched for the truth behind the assassination. 

Prospero’s & Conspiracy Publications is excited to announce the release of JFK, Absolute Proof by legendary assassination researcher, Robert Groden  (350 pages, nearly 1,000 color photos).   Cost: $75

Epic Filmmaker, Oliver Stone offered these words about JFK, Absolute Proof on Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now (11/5/13): 

“Bob Groden has done the best photographic analysis…he has beenon this thing 30 years.  He’s the best.  Talk to the people who really have studied pathology, autopsied and photo evidence.”  ~ Oliver Stone

For a limited time it is ONLY AVAILBLE anywhere in the world at Prospero’s Uptown Books (816) 931.2665 or info@prosperosbookstore.com    (and yes, Spartan Press helped edit, layout and bring this historic book to print). 


1) photos of the race to save Oswald’s life on the Parkland Hospital operating table

2) the 1st time publication in a book of the  'Smoking Gun” memo from CIA Director, John McCone, to U.S. Secret Service Chief, James Rowley, presenting written ‘offical’ admission that:

 * Lee Harvey Oswald was trained and employed by the CIA and the ONI

* Lee Harvey Oswald did NOT kill JFK, and

* That President Kennedy was killed by persons “in the employ of this agency as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation…”

3) NEW, graphic, photographic proof a the 2nd deadly headshot to President Kennedy

4) Kennedy autopsy photographs

5) NEW, photographic evidence of the location of President Kennedy’s brain, which went missing following a curious, second autopsy that contradicted nearly ALL eye-witness and on-scene

A Burning Passion for Books

Protest Attracts International Attenton (Thanks CNN & Stephen Colbert)


burning book

Q1: Why burn books?

A:   As a cultural wake-up call.

Burning books is an inflammatory act.  Books can contain our most sacred and valuable thoughts. The Nazis burned books to keep people from reading them.  Prospero's burned books to incite you to read - by not reading, the culture is empowering forces like the Nazis. It's giving them exactly what they want without a fight.

We Pay Cash

for Books, DVDs, LPs & CDs



Prospero's pays more cash than the competition!  If we need it, chances are you will get more for your gently used books, DVDs, LPs than anywhere else.   We also trade for in-stock items -  receive trade credit worth up to 50% of what we'll resell your old books, DVDs & LPs for.   We ask that your items be in good shape (no underlining or highlighting, must have dust jackets, no visible scratches...)


1.  Occult/Wiccan,  Eastern Philosophy,  and Philosophers (not surveys)

2.  History - Modern editions of:  Civil War, Local/Regional, world history  

3.  Authors & Books we're always looking for:

Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games) -- Daniel Woodrell (Winter's Bone) -- Candice Milard (River of Doubt & Destiny of the Republic) -- Edmund Morris (Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Rex & Colonel Roosevelt)  


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